NU Online News Service, May 24, 2004, 1:44 p.m. EDT – An executive of Humana Inc., Louisville, Ky., has joined the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.[@@]

U.S. Comptroller General David Walker has appointed John Bertko, Humana’s chief actuary, to a 3-year commission term.

The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 set up the 17-member Medicare payment commission to advise Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program.